Overview of Bhagavad Gita

Sunday, 02 August 2020

This interactive online course will look at an overview of the key subjects of the Bhagavad Gita. The course is divided into several areas of study. Each session looks at the key themes and messages within each chapter, covering all eighteen chapters in six sessions.

This course will be an overview of the key subjects of the Bhagavad Gita within each chapter.

What is the Bhagavad Gita?

The Bhagavad Gita appears as the sixth book of the Vedic text, the Mahabharata – just prior to the eighteen-day battle of Kurukshetra. The hopes of the Pandava faction rest largely on the martial prowess of Arjuna. But, at the start of the Gita, we find Arjuna unwilling to wage war against his own family members. At this point Lord Krishna begins to offer instruction to Arjuna. Initially, Lord Krishna aims to persuade Arjuna that waging war is not necessarily wrong. However, the text goes far beyond this initial aim. It develops into a full exposition of belief and practice that has had an immeasurable influence on Vedic thought and practice.

Why study Bhagavad Gita?

The course consists of six interactive live sessions delivered online, via Zoom, on a weekly basis on Sundays.

In this course we consider the Bhagavad Gita chapter by chapter looking at the key subjects such as the soul, reincarnation, karma, time, supersoul, bhakti yoga, three modes of material nature. We establish the main themes it pursues and identify the significance of this famous scripture.

For each session we provide an English translation of the chapters under consideration and discuss their significance. We clarify Sanskrit terms and look at the commentary on the Gita, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

We will also reflect on the relevance of the Gita to the modern world.

Our course is divided into several areas of study. Each session looks at the key themes and messages within each chapter, covering all eighteen chapters in six sessions. The sessions are based on a progressive reading of the text, taking each chapter in turn.

Course delivery is 100% online | 6 weekly sessions | Study in your own time | Your facilitator, Jai Nitai dasa will be available by email during the course.

Course Details:

Facilitator: Jai Nitai dasa
Dates: Sundays, 2nd August - 6th September (6 sessions) | Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm | Location: Online
Course Fee: £35 (Early bird discounted price of £30 for registrations by 19th July.)

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